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Medicine Grand Rounds – John Vavalle, MD – “Percutaneous Valve Therapies: A Revolution in Cardiovascular Care.”

John Vavalle, MD, MHS, FACC, is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina. He is the Medical Director of the UNC Structural Heart Disease program, program director of the Structural Heart Fellowship program and associate program director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship programs. Dr. Vavalle’s main areas of interest … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Ria Dancel, MD and David Tierney, MD – “Our Return to the Bedside: Implementation and Impact of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Within Internal Medicine”

Dr. Ria Dancel ( is an associate professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has been the director of the Medicine Procedure Service since its inception in 2014 and directs the Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) elective curriculum and required intern longitudinal curriculum for … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz presenting “University Update and Carolina Next.”

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist, academic leader and concussion researcher, is the 12th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his appointment as chancellor, Guskiewicz served as the interim chancellor from February 2019 until December 2019. In that role, he held over 25 listening and learning sessions with constituents across campus. … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Seth Berkowitz presenting “Injustice and Health: Epidemiological Perspectives.”

Dr. Berkowitz is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He performs research on population management, food insecurity, cost-related medication underuse and the impact of adverse social circumstances on chronic disease management, particularly with regard to diabetes and other … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. David Weber Presenting “Infectious Diseases in International Visitors and Afghan Immigrants.”

Dr. David Jay Weber has been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985 where he is currently the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.  Dr. Weber received his … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Ashley Henderson and Dr. Koyal Jain Presenting “Updates In Undergraduate Medical Education – The Journey So Far And The Road Ahead.”

Ashley Henderson is an associate professor here at UNC in the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care.  When she first moved here (from Texas) in 1996, her plan was to do her 3 year residency and return, but 25 years later she remains at UNC--the school whose medical collaborations and care for patients is second … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Patricia Rivera and Dr. Jason Long Presenting “Lung Cancer Screening Beyond NLST: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities.”

Dr. Rivera is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She joined the faculty at UNC in 1995 and co-founded the first Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program in the country, a premier program that became the model for multidisciplinary … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. James Kirkland: “Aging, Cellular Senescence and Senolytics: The Path to Translation.”

James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation Professor of Aging Research. Dr. Kirkland’s research is on the contribution of fundamental aging processes, particularly cellular senescence, to age-related and chronic diseases and development of agents and strategies for targeting fundamental aging … Continued